September 21, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Spiritual Disciplines: Celebration

Since I work with students, a re-occurring theme surfaces about a theological understanding many have of God: God is mean but Jesus is sweet and happy. And, with that in mind, some Christians think that God is scowling at us … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Spiritual Disciplines: Intercessory Prayer

I have often pondered what might be the biggest responsibility a believer carries and what might be the biggest privilege a believer enjoys. I imagine a lot of ideas could fit these descriptions. I know you could probably argue with … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Spiritual Disciplines: Small Group

I love small groups. Nothing in all of Christian education or discipleship approaches excites me more than small groups. I have been a part of many and have led many as well. I love to see a successful small group. … Continue reading

August 17, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Family Worship

On Thursdays, we have been thinking about spiritual disciplines. Recently we gave attention to the disciplines of corporate worship and personal worship. Today, let’s us think about family worship. Of all these three worship disciplines, I think family worship is … Continue reading

August 10, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Personal Worship

Last Thursday we began examining the spiritual discipline of worship. In that post, we looked at corporate worship. While we can worship privately, the weight of the Bible’s teachings on worship is carried by corporate worship, the body of Christ … Continue reading

August 3, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Corporate Worship

Continuing our Thursday series on Christian disciplines, let’s turn our attention to a discipline that is the single most related concept to religion: worship. People of every ilk worship: Christians, non-Christians, atheists, and agnostics all worship something. But, Christian worship … Continue reading

July 27, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Journaling

When I was a kid, diaries were popular. Most kids had one. These blank books even came with a little latch, lock, and key in those days. I never did much with the one I had and it is lost … Continue reading

July 20, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Memorizing Scripture

Can you think of a way to always have God’s Word available to you no matter when it is or where you are? What advantages could that be to you? Help with witnessing? Fighting temptation? Focusing more on God? Comforting … Continue reading

July 13, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Read the Bible

Every Thursday we are thinking about spiritual disciplines. Last week we considered the discipline of Bible study. We pointed out that Bible study is dependent on Bible reading. Let’s look at Bible reading as a spiritual discipline. Bible reading is … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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The Discipline of Bible Study

On Thursdays, we have been examining Christian disciplines, those practices that help us be available to God and grow in his grace. The disciplines are not the transformative power in our lives; Jesus is. But disciplines help us open up … Continue reading